Re: OT: midi was OT: Dissertation online
|From:||James Worlton <jworlton@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 9, 2004, 2:10|
Tristan McLeay wrote:
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Gary Shannon wrote:
>>Midi CAN be terrible! There's no doubt of that. But
>>midi can be sublime as well, with the right equipment
>>and taking care to create a real performace file, not
>>just a mechanical note-by-note transcription.
>>I use a Korg N5 synthesizer/keyboard which is not
>>top-of-the-line, but has pretty darn good orchestral
>>sounds. I also use Giga Studio sampling synthesizer
>>which has incredible orchestral and solo instrument
>>sounds. As for performance standards, I recently
>>spent easily 3 months on my midi performance of the
>>first movement of Beethoven's 6th. And that 3 months
>>of work started AFTER I got all the notes entered.
>>That's 3 months (evenings and weekends only) of
>>performance dynamics work. THAT kind of midi can be
> My uncle has a MIDI-capable organ, and has a it connected to a computer
> loaded up with recordings (split into start, middle and end) of the pipe
> organ at (IIRC) St Anne's Cathedral in England. Apparently it's about 3
> gig of data, but the sound is absolutely impressive.
My dad, being an amateur organist for the last 35+ years, just bought an
organ which uses all sampled sounds, as well as being MIDI capable.
Unfortunately he is 1200 miles away... But I definitely plan on hooking
into that when I get the chance.